Monthly Archives: May 2018

Anson Burlingame and the Chinese

PBS has a docu tonight at 8 (I think; by CAAM) about this Act. As I’ve been doing some research (unrelating to this Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882) and noticed that this Act is an amendment of Burlingame Treaty signed in … Continue reading

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Mom and I

My first swimming in Kunming Lake @ Summer Palace in Beijing with my mom. The lake is no longer allowed to swim. On a cloudy day, going down the memory lane, only because today is mom’s 50th-anniversary 忌辰/忌日.. 横渡昆明湖 [呲牙] 第一次游泳 … Continue reading

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Half a century ago today …

50 years of pain and longing. It’s a ruthless era. Mom passed away and my world changed forever. What kind of the society that turned family members against one another. 半个世纪前的今天妈妈离开了我. 痛苦和思念. 人性, 在那丧心病狂的年月里…      

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几盆兰花寄思念

My orchids this morning: 50 years of pain and longing … The elegant calligraphy was by my grandma. Both my mom and her mom had very handsome calligraphy. 几盆兰花寄思念. 书法是我外婆的 – 她们母女的书法都非常漂亮.         

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The best hookers in the world

SPIEF2018 me too in St Petersburg .. the signs of backwardness. Very few women and Christine Lagarde realized that she’s the only woman. But there are plenty women who dressed identically, from hairdo to earrings. Wondering how many of them are … Continue reading

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Budding orchid

From buds to flowers – this orchid is from Costco June 2015 which also bloomed in spring 2016.  

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Qin Shihuang and his books and scholars 秦始皇焚书坑儒

Turning on tv tonight, Smithsonian channel is showing China’s Dragon Emperor, which claims books/scholars burning never happened 秦始皇焚书坑儒没有发生 and he wasn’t a terrible emperor as we had taught/believed. The tv show gives credit to him as  who had unified China and language. … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day – common daisy

The cut flowers are definitely last longer now.  They used to come with a pack of power that you put into the vase, mixing in the water to fertilize. But now the pack has all but disappeared and the flowers … Continue reading

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Carnation 康乃馨

For a while I liked this kind of flower very much. Buying nothing but carnation. But then for reason unclear, I moved on, finding elegance and beauty in orchid, Tulips, and calla lily. Sometimes, I’d recall an encounter that involved … Continue reading

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The red wine of the moment

Daily Mail gossips on the $22 wine Mnuchin brought Jared Kushner: a taste for budget booze! Steve Mnuchin dresses down to visit Jared Kushner and takes along a $22 bottle of wine – despite being worth $300 million. Well, actually, the … Continue reading

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